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Forum topic by DrewT posted 488 days ago 1472 views 0 times favorited 8 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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DrewT

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488 days ago

My father n law just gave this to me – motor doesn’t kick on and he thinks its a bad pressure switch. Curious if it is worth repairing?? Part appears to be no longer available…need some advice!!


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DeckApe

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#1 posted 487 days ago

I totally agree with Rick L, a temporary power cord to the motor would ‘prove’ if it is working. A quick search for ”air compressor pressure switch” on Google, Amazon, and E-bay should give you adequate choices for service & price. Good Luck!

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waho6o9

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#2 posted 487 days ago

http://www.ereplacementparts.com/makita-mac2000-2hp-air-compressor-parts-c-97_1547_9472.html

Here’s a schematic for you in case you need one. Looks like generic parts
are the way to go.

HTH

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woodbutcherbynight

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#3 posted 487 days ago

You do not need the manufactures specific pressure switch to repair this, as others posted these are readily available online or at a hardware store and let us not leave out those box stores with no knowledge employees’ telling you they don’t make them anymore. (laughing) That being said a word of caution is due when screwing with electricity, IT KILLS. I found one online and the instructions come in two languages, English and pictures so should be foolproof fix.

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DrewT

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#4 posted 485 days ago

I decided to take the compressor to a Makita Authorized Repair shop. I blew out the GFI plug in my garage when I tried to turn it on the last time. It’s best I don’t mess with anything electrical. Thanks for the suggestions – I have zero investment in this tool so if the repairs are 100- or less I’m good. Slowly trying to put together my shop – patience is not my best attribute!!

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#5 posted 485 days ago

For those interested, the generic replacement for my makita of the entire power/pressure/on off switch box cost me $35 and has lasted 2+ years. Just had to screw down the three leads from the power cord, and connect it to the tank. Not to Fault you drew for letting the pros handle it, always a good idea when your are not comfortable or like me, too busy or lazy :), just adding information for others who might be attracted to this thread.

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DrewT

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#6 posted 485 days ago

@joey – are you happy with your compressor?

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joeyinsouthaustin

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#7 posted 485 days ago

DrewT I now have four of them. 3 mac700 and a mac2400. Only the one mac700 needed a new controller, the others are still running strong and quiet..two of them are about 7 years old, and this is under heavy duty bordering on abusive conditions. Change the oil often and they are quite tuff…. but mostly nice and quiet.

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DrewT

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#8 posted 476 days ago

Compressor is back and working well – the start capacitor was bad. 54- invested ill take it!!

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